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  • University of Michigan School of Dentistry
  • Dental School
  • Ann Arbor
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

5

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"I already mentioned the MMIs earlier. In my personal interview: How did you manage to do so well in you grad. program. Give me an example of how you handled things differently that undergrad" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"What manual dexterity skills do you have" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"Why do you want to be a dentist? What about you would make you a good dentist?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I thought all the MMI questions were interesting. 4 ethical and 1 personal. 1.Your thoughts on a plan to have higher medcaid premiums for smokers. 2.How does the current trend towards cosmetic dentistry impact the profession, good and bad. 3.If a former patient of yours is assigned to student who you heard has poor grades and poor hand skills what would you do. 4.What do you think about live patients being used for boards since med students don't to pass theirs. Ethical concerns." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The question about whether live patients should be used for boards and the ethical concerns (making pts. wait for tx so you can use them for your boards), is it necesary, can you use sims?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Website, talked to a friend who interviewed last year." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Too many people at the interview. Didn't like the essay (is warning label on toothpaste regarding swallowing fluoride and calling poison contro to harsh). I felt like the faculty were kind of snobby about UofM and the students weren't as friendly as other schools. Seemed snobbier as well. I went here for undergrad, but after having visited other dental schools, this one doesn't seem as friendly even though I know people here." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I had heard how lengthy and boring it is, but there is now way around it. They actually went over the scheduled time." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"They day was too long. I didn't think the MMIs were so bad, but they were kind of disorganized. Too many unnecessary presentations--save it for orientation! I had a pretty good experience over all aside from the boredom." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/03/2006

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

8 out of 10

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